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Wednesday 7 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six men facing charges relating to the robbing of the E. M. Jones Industries Store at Poutaha on November 16, will go forward for a hearing in the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 6 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The preliminary inquiry hearing of Tonga's 16/11 riot cases started at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court today, March 6.
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Tuesday 6 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Uliti Uata, the Ha'apai no. 1 People's Representative was arrested by the Tonga Police at noon last Friday, March 2 for interrogation relating to the riot on November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 6 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retrial of Siaosi Kadivuka Amanoni and Semi Vete Jr., which began yesterday March 5 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, has been declared a mistrial and it was ordered that new jurors be selected on Thursday, March 8.
Monday 5 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Kadivuka Amanoni and Semi Vete Jr. pleaded not guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today to charges relating to the import of 14 kilograms of marijuana to Tonga from Fiji in 2003.
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Friday 2 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three protest leaders 'Akilisi Pohiva, Tu'i Uata and Semisi Sika appeared in the Fasi Magistrate's Court today for the continuance of their hearing on charges of obstructing the police and disobedience during a protest march on June 1, 2006.
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Monday 29 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Isileli Pulu, the Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative to the Tongan Legislature will appear in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court tomorrow January 30, to review his application for bail.
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Friday 26 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lepolo Taunisila the Niua's People Representative to the Tongan Parliament has been released on bail this afternoon after being arrested on Wednesday, January 24.
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Thursday 25 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two New Zealand lawyers left Tonga last week after two-days deliberation with other members of the Crown Law 16/11 Prosecution team.
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Thursday 25 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice John Laurenson (69) was appointed as Tonga's new Supreme Court Judge, from January 24.
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Tuesday 23 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu no. 2 People'’s Representative 'Isileli Pulu was today further remanded in police custody until Tuesday January 30, after his application for bail was denied by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 19 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu no. 1 People's Representative 'Akilisi Pohiva was released from police custody on bail this afternoon, according to Chief Police Inspector Ashley Fua.
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Friday 19 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court will be back in service next Monday January 22 after it had been closed down for two months following the destruction of central Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006.
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Tuesday 28 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court has postponed all of its trials and hearings to January 15, 2007.
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Monday 9 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a tough call for Taniela Tufui (74), who retired from the Civil Service five years ago, when he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Tonga for four days this week while Chief Justice Anthony Ford was away in New Zealand.
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Friday 22 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of Shoreline whistleblower Piveni Piukala is scheduled to begin on December 14 for one week at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 8 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No costs were awarded to the Government of Tonga, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House after the Tonga Supreme Court heard submissions on costs for the Parliamentary case that challenged the legality of the Opening of the Tongan Legislature by the Princess Regent on June 1.
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Friday 25 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Robin Webster reserved his decision of the issue of costs in a case that challenged the opening of the 2006 Tongan Legislature by the Princess Regent.
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Wednesday 16 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal hearing for 2006 ended today August 16 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 15 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal will pass its decisions on various court appeal cases tomorrow, August 16 at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
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